With one Waldo County squad at the top of its region — and the others fighting to stay alive in the playoff picture — the goal remained the same for the Searsport and Mount View baseball and softball teams in recent diamond battles. Namely, to pick up wins.

The Viking baseball team swung to a 3-1 win over Penobscot Valley, while the softball team dropped an 11-1 decision to the Howlers in May 27 play.

Meanwhile, Mount View split with Lincoln Academy of Newcastle as the softball team swung to a 9-5 win and the baseball team fell 4-1 on Thursday, May 25.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Searsport 3, Penobscot Valley 1

At Searsport May 27, the Vikings swung past the Howlers by two runs. Searsport scored one run in the first inning and two in the third, while Penobscot Valley scored one in the six.

Leading the Vikings at the dish were Barrett Grant (single), Colby Snow (single, double), Charlie Spiegel (2 singles) and Mitchell Philbrook (2 singles, 2 RBIs).

For the Howlers, Johnny Littlefield (2 singles) and Brad McCutchen (single) paced the offense.

Spiegel and Grant pitched for Searsport, allowing three hits and one walk, with 16 strikeouts. Zachary Doore and Tyler Marston pitched for Penobscot Valley, allowing seven hits and five walks, with four strikeouts.

Softball

Mount View 9, Lincoln Academy 5

At Newcastle May 25, the Mustangs galloped past the host Eagles for their second win. Mount View plated one run in the first inning, five in the third and three in the fifth, while Lincoln Academy scored two in the first and third innings and one in the fourth.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Taylor Hodgdon (single, run), Halle Reynolds (single, 2 runs), Krissy Allen (triple, 2 singles, 2 runs), Reanna Boulay (double, single, run), McKenna Gibbs (single, run), Devon Burgess (single, run), Jasmine Klein (single) and Eliza Geaghan (run).

For the Eagles, Madeline York (triple, run), Khloe Poland (triple, single), Christine Hilton (triple, run), Kortney McKenna (triple, single, 2 runs), Anna Hatch (single, run), Arianna Gervais (triple) and Isabelle Sawyer (triple) paced the offense.

Allen and Alex Fountain pitched for Mount View, allowing nine hits and four walks, with five strikeouts. Lincoln Academy pitching allowed 10 hits and two walks, with 10 strikeouts.

Penobscot Valley 13, Searsport 1

At Searsport May 27, the Howlers pulled away from the Vikings with a 10-run seventh-inning and swung to victory. Penobscot Valley also scored two in the fourth and one in the second, while Searsport scored one in the sixth.

Leading Searsport at the plate was Audrey Stemp (triple, run), Arianna Stemp (single), Audrey Walker (single), Makenna Woodward (single) and Jenna Keach (single).

For Penobscot Valley, Alexis Ireland (single, run), Erynn Williams (2 singles, 2 runs), Kortney McKechnie (double, 2 singles, 2 runs), Leine McKechnie (3 singles, 2 runs), Elizabeth McKinnon (2 singles, run), Rylee Buck (double, single, 2 runs), Lyndsay McKechnie (double, 3 singles, run), Gabrielle Thibodeau (run) and Morgan Banks (run) paced the offense.

Keach pitched for the Vikings, allowing 17 hits and four walks, with nine strikeouts. Leine McKechnie pitched for the Howlers, allowing five hits and two walks, with 10 strikeouts.

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